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20th July 2012 Nairobi, Kenya

by Matt Baugh

Ambassador to Somalia

Hargeisa Book Fair – Arts, Culture and so much more

And so to Hargeisa for the Hargeisa International Book Fair, an inspiring gathering of artists, authors, poets and more. Established by Jama Musse Jama and organized by the wonderful Ayan Mahamoud and her excellent team, the Book Fair is now in its fifth year. Hargeisa may have no theatre, no permanent library and no cinema, […]

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12th December 2010

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by Leigh Turner

Ambassador to Austria and UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Vienna

BBC Book of the Year 2010

The lofty, historic hall of the Kyiv Mohyla Academy is packed with journalists, TV cameras and microphones. The occasion is the prize-giving for the BBC Ukrainian Service Book of the Year Competition.  The prize, worth #1,000, is in my pocket.  Several of the five short-listed authors are present, one via Skype from Washington.  Five distinguished […]

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